PlayStation Internship Competition Launched

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Sony Computer Entertainment UK has revealed details of a search for PlayStation’s next intern, sure to be sought-after by anyone looking to gain experience in the gaming industry. The month-long position, hosted by Swedish Studio Tarsier, will be awarded to the applicant who can create the best mini-game using the recently released PlayStation Vita title, LittleBigPlanet.

Sackboy’s first PlayStation Vita adventure launched throughout PAL territories last month, and now would-be interns have one month to get to grips with the all-new mini-game creation feature and submit their efforts for consideration. To test and review each entry PlayStation has assembled a crack team of portable gaming aficionados from acrosElectronic Theatre Images Europe. These PlayStation Judges will put each mini-game through its paces before selecting a top five from each country. The final decision will then be handed over to the team at Tarsier – the studio behind LittleBigPlanet’s PlayStation Vita debut – to choose the overall winner. Submissions will be judged on gameplay, originality, and commercial appeal.

The overall winner will be flown to Sweden where they’ll spend one month working within the different departments of Tarsier, polishing their title from amateur excellence to a fully-fledged piece of official downloadable content (DLC). PlayStation has collaborated with Moleskine to create custom edition LittleBigPlanet notebooks. The top five finalists from each participating country will each receive one of these.

Elliott Linger, Product Manager for LittleBigPlanet PlayStation Vita said: “Gaming is an exciting and fast-growing industry but it can be tricky to get your foot in the door. This internship offers a whole month’s experience at a great studio, all for creating an awesome mini-game. We’re expecting hundreds of entries and can’t wait to see what players of LittleBigPlanet PlayStationVita come up with.”

To enter would-be interns should head to http://lbpinternship.eu.playstation.com/, fill in a few details and include the unique LBP.me URL for their mini-game. Applicants are advised to be inventive, PlayStation expects a ton of entries from the ultra-productive LittleBigPlanet community – make sure your mini-game and application stand out! Electronic Theatre will keep you updated with all the latest details on the LittleBigPlanet franchise and other opportunities presented by Sony Computer Entertainment UK.

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